It is generally better not to mix black and brown leathers; they often clash. However, we’re deliberately bending that rule, taking our cue from Mr Tomas Maier, creative director at Bottega Veneta, who has woven three shades of leather – black, dark brown and tan – into this dégradé intrecciato card holder. (Quick glossary of terms revision: dégradé means gradual gradations of colour. Intrecciato is the term used to describe the criss-cross weaving of leather that is Bottega Veneta’s signature.)
He’s keen not to come across as preachy. “Whatever you do though, don’t call this ‘eco-fashion’. As soon as I hear those words, I want to puke in my mouth,” he says. “Worthiness is the death of the cause.” Too often sustainable apparel looks and or feels inferior, the sartorial equivalent of a bland-tasting vegan meal. And that’s not good enough. Mr de Rothschild understands that for his business to be successful, it first needs to deliver aesthetically and practically.
As the mercury rises the effort we put into our clothes often falls. In prioritising comfort over style we risk crossing the fine line from with-it to Withnail. When off-duty calls, it can be a struggle to know what to wear, especially in the blazing sun. It needn't be that way. Follow the guidelines, below, and the examples of style icons such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, above, and you'll stay cool and comfortable. All inspiration, no perspiration.
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Selecting a term
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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